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  • Texas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split

    HOUSTON (AP) Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been partners for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.

    It seemed like a breakthrough, since the younger Miller is an HIV-positive gay activist and his father Rick is a conservative Texas state lawmaker.

    But barely seven weeks later, Rick Miller filed a bill that would repeal local ordinances banning discrimination against gay and transgender people, attempting to roll back rules passed in all of Texas' largest cities.

    "We were invited to Christmas, and I thought that was a good step," said Beau Miller, a commercial litigation and product liability attorney who works on the 41st floor of a gleaming office tower in downtown Houston. But now, "My dad wants people to be able to have the opportunity to discriminate against his own son."

    Across the country, some conservative legislators have been trying to fight back against a series of new gay-tolerant policies even as other, national Republican leaders argue it's time for the party to abandon the issue. Lawmakers struggled for weeks over gay-related measures in Arkansas and Indiana this spring.
    AP - Full Article

  • #2
    His father doesn't answer to his son, he answers to the voters.

    Plus, his son is obviously irresponsible to an amazing degree.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      Plus, his son is obviously irresponsible to an amazing degree.
      How so?

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      • #4
        ...At Christmas,...Miller and Summers...brought a gift of a high-end home fragrance...
        Must have been the wrong fragrance.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          His father doesn't answer to his son, he answers to the voters.

          Yep, anything to get reelected.

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